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Early America
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 X 10-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 0816059470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5947-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64


Early America covers the regions of South America, Central America, and North America, from the days of the earliest indigenous peoples until the arrival and settlement of colonies through the late 1700s. Beginning with the history of weaving in the Andes and the evolution of textiles, this highly illustrated guide discusses everything from ordinary Inca, Mayan, and Aztec clothing and ceremonial wear to early Native American tribes in North America to British and French colonial styles and their influence in the New World.

Coverage includes pilgrim garb, Quaker style, homespun fabric, Dutch Colonial costume, knickerbockers, native dress of African slaves, the cotton industry, the introduction of Spanish and Portuguese colonial costume, and the military uniforms of the French, British, and Revolutionary armies.


Full-color photographs and artwork. Glossary. Timeline. Index.

About the Author(s)

Paige Weber is a freelance editor and writer living in Glasgow, Scotland. Born and raised in the United States, she has worked in the book publishing industry there and in the United Kingdom for 15 years. She is also the author of Great Cities Through the Ages: New York.

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